Friday, October 5, 2012

Mixing it Up Sympathy Card

Today's card is made with several old sets from 3 different companies.  Unfortunately, I was in need of a a Sympathy card.  A co-worker's wife passed away and of course no words can bring comfort but hopefully one day he will know he was thought of.
I stamped SU's Weathered on Gina K Kraft card stock (my favorite base CS here lately) in SU Close to Cocoa.  The sentiment is stamped with PTI Enchanted Evening.  I still have quite a few of their Pallette inks. I've heard some stampers have had issues with the inks, but mine are still stamping perfectly.  They are at least 3 years old.  I'm not complaining!  The image is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

Stamps: SU Weathered BG, Thoughts of Father; PTI and Random Unity
Paper: Gina K Kraft; MFP Pensacola Sand
Ink: SU Close to Coca; Memento Rich Cocoa; PTI Enchanted Evening
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils; Nestabilities
As you can see I did a lot of mixing up of brands to get the card I wanted.  I used to feel I had to use all the same company stamps (or even the same set) on a card - especially when I was on Design Teams. I am enjoying the freedom of using whatever I want out of my supplies.  It's really fun to mix and match.  I hope I have inspired you to mix it up also.

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Thanks for looking!